It’s higher than the initial proposal, giving some indication of the commission’s temperament. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game Commission has set the limit at what the Statesman claims might mean the killing of 500 wolves :
Fish and Game commissioners set limit for 2008 wolf hunt – Idaho Statesman
As is noted in the article, the commission went higher than Department biologists recommended – wanting to assure the goal of just over 500 wolves in Idaho is made – because the politically appointed commission, “did not believe that hunting would bring the wolf population numbers down to the levels they wanted to see.”
No word on Wolf Watching areas.
Added : Hunting Season Announced for Once Endangered Gray Wolf – LocalNews8